View Full Version : How Do I Clone to A New Boot Drive?
08-06-2008, 10:40 AM
I'd like to replace my current boot drive to a new HD with greater capacity.
Is there a way to clone the current drive to the new using an external enclosure, swap the drives and then be able to boot off the new one?
08-06-2008, 12:12 PM
The last time I had to do that, people here suggested a program called Acronis. They have a free demo version available which should be all you need. I did encounter a couple of programs like Norton Ghost which had problems functioning properly afterwards, but here is how I was able to take care of that: http://www.gotapex.com/software-os-and-the-internet/166511-if-you-clone-with-acronis.html?highlight=acronis
It works very easily.
I used a master- slave configuration to do the cloning. Maybe they have more info on using an external drive to clone to on their website. http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
08-06-2008, 04:46 PM
This is what I used when I upgraded my notebook's hard drive. It was very easy. However, changing the hard drive was difficult in my older Toshiba notebook. Way too many steps just to get to it.
08-07-2008, 04:54 AM
Yeah - Acronis. Very fast & very easy.
08-07-2008, 06:48 AM
Thanks for the assistance!
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